Rocket League Runs Faster Than Ever With Next-Gen Console Upgrades


Rocket League is available on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 with improved resolution and frame rate, with even more enhancements coming to Xbox.

Rocket League is getting some major upgrades for its release on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 this week. The vehicular soccer game will be available on next-gen consoles at faster speeds than ever before, and some additional graphic enhancements are slated to come later, making for a totally new and improved gameplay experience.

Psyonix’s Rocket League was initially released on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in July 2015, followed by Xbox One and Nintendo Switch ports in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The game takes on the form of glorified soccer, as players use rocket-powered cars to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points. Since its release, Rocket League has become one of gaming’s more popular multiplayer titles, and it even became an officially sponsored esport with Psyonix’s Rocket League Championship Series. Given the game’s success, it’s no surprise that Rocket League is one of many titles getting a facelift for playability on next-generation consoles.

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Developer Psyonix revealed on the Rocket League website this week  that the game will get some major updates on each next-gen console’s launch day. On Xbox Series X, the game runs at 4K resolution at 60 FPS with HDR, while on Xbox Series S it runs at 1080p resolution at 60 FPS with HDR. Meanwhile, on PS5, the game runs at checkerboard 4k resolution at 60 FPS with HDR. Players who upgrade Rocket League to next-generation consoles will have their Rocket Pass inventory and progress transferred to the new systems via their Epic Games Account.

Xbox gamers are in store for even more special enhancements thanks to an update coming later this year. The update will add a “Video Quality” setting within the video tab under the Settings menu, which allows users to enable Quality vs. Performance. Quality will run the game at full resolution for a better display, while Performance runs the game at 70 percent of full resolution (2688×1512 on Series X and 1344×756 on Series S) at 120 FPS. According to Psyonix, exact details on the updates are coming soon.

Unfortunately, it looks like PS5 gamers won’t receive the same Performance vs. Quality enhancements for Rocket League. Of course, at 4k resolution, Rocket League is already going to look excellent regardless of the update, but PS5 players will miss out on 120 FPS. At this time, Sony’s backward-compatibility implementation will not allow 120 FPS, but support for this feature may be added in the future.

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Source: Rocket League

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Updated: November 11, 2020 — 4:34 am

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